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Laura PourMeADrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:44 AM
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RNC Update Released: Palin's Shop-a-palooza now $180k
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 07:45 AM by Laura PackYourBags
http://news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20081205/pl_politico/1...


RNC spends $180K on Palin and family

Salons and spas, including $350 at Escape Skin Care and Day Spa in New York, were the latest unusual expenses to appear in the Republican National Committees coordinated expenses account with the McCain-Palin campaign, according to November reports released late Thursday.

Overall, the RNC has reported spending a total of about $180,000 for clothes and various accessories for the family of vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, Federal Election Commission records show.

As Politico first reported in October, the bulk of that spending, about $150,000, was spent in early September on clothes for the Alaska governor and her family.

The RNCs post-Election Day report documented another $30,000 at outlets that read like a suburban shopping directory.

Dicks Sporting Goods, The Limited, Foot Locker, Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and Victorias Secret are all listed in between the expected payments for media buys, direct mail and polling.

Major payments to big department stores and boutique clothing outlets also continued. Thousands of dollars in payments to Macys, Nieman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue all major recipients of RNC cash in early September as Palin upgraded her wardrobe for the campaign were made in October, too.

In addition, hundreds of dollars were also spent at Brooks Brothers, the Gap, Express and J.C. Penney on clothes and accessories, apparently for other members of the vice presidential nominees family.

Republican donors reacted with anger when news of the spending broke in October. Typically, such coordinated campaign accounts are used to supplement a party nominees advertising and voter turnout operations.

The November report, which is the first post-election accounting, shows that the RNC spent heavily more than $19 million on both of those political activities from its coordinated expenses account. The party also spent more than $34 million on independent expenditures in the final weeks of the campaign to help nominee John McCain's presidential bid.

As for the clothes, RNC spokesman Alex Conant said: "The accessories have been returned, inventoried and will be appropriately dispersed to various charities."


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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:52 AM
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1. "Victoria's Secret"?????????
um.....


:puke:

I hardly think that was a necessary expense.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:02 AM
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2. c'mon push up bras thongs and teddies are essential
for a vp candidate to keep up appearances.
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:11 AM
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4. kinda makes the whole "wrapped in a towel" story seem a little more plausible, eh?
she denied it, but wtf, if she's using the RNC to buy her sexy underwear, I'm going to go with her denial being false.

unless, of course, the sexy underwear was for her pregnant teenage daughter, her preteen daughter, or her husband.

LOL!
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:53 AM
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5. Tawd was the recipient of silk boxers courtesy of the RNC.
DU chuckled about who would be the 'lucky' person to receive Tawd's used underwear.

I bet the RNC could take in boatloads of money auctioning off Sarah's used undies. Rich Lowry alone would donate millions to have a pair! :rofl:
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:29 AM
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6. this post is so wrong on so many levels
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blueclown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 08:06 AM
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3. You betcha! n/t
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Raschel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:32 AM
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7. "Shopapalooza" - I love it!
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